Scarboid gem with grazing deer
Lewes House Gems, no. 074 (1920; 2002, additional published references).
Length x width: 22 x 17 mm (7/8 x 11/16 in.)
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Intaglio. Very flat scaraboid. Pierced for stringing (horiztonal). Motif oriented horizontally. A deer, facing right, bends head down to graze. Set on a ground line. Many very small scratches on seal surface.
By 1917: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 74: Formerly in the Boulton collection [part of lot 42 in the sale catalogue], but not bought till 1917.); April 7, 1921: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 30,000.00 (this figure is the total purchase price for MFA 21.1193-21.1221)
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912